GAZA- The Israeli military has announced and resumed its aerial, naval and ground conflict in Gaza .

The military attributed its decision to "Hamas's incessant rocket fire.” Smoke was seen billowing over several locations in Gaza shortly after the announcement.

Earlier, the UN had asked Palestinian factions in Gaza to accept a 24-hour ceasefire extension, following Israel's approval to prolong the humanitarian truce for another day.

However Hamas rejected the Israeli offer as unacceptable because it did not include a provision for the withdrawal of Israeli troops and for residents in Gaza to return to their homes.